The West Kowloon Cultural District, located on a dramatic harbour-front site in the heart of Hong Kong, is one of the largest cultural projects in the world, blending art, education and open space. We are currently recruiting the following position to join West Kowloon

The West Kowloon Cultural District, located on a dramatic harbour-front site in the heart of Hong Kong, is one of the largest cultural projects in the world, blending art, education and open space.

We are currently recruiting the following position to join West Kowloon

Technical and Productions Director (Performing Arts) (Ref: 19328)

Job level Top
Education Bachelor Degree
Location
Within Hong Kong
Employment type Full Time
Industry Government / Civil Services / Public Sector / Public Utilities
Job function Management > Top Executives (CEO, CFO, CTO, Director, MD)
Construction / Property > Others
Engineering > Others
Published On 08/02/2020

Reporting to the Executive Director, Performing Arts, you are responsible for:

  • Overseeing the production management and technical direction for all performing arts programmes, presentations and co-productions;
  • Directing all technical and production operations to cover back-of-house, on-stage production, venue-related programmes and events etc. in all performing arts venues and outdoor spaces in WKCD;
  • Managing back-of-house operations and maintaining performance facilities and theatre equipment and ensuring all theatre staff, contractors, hirers work to the venue’s standard operating procedures and safety levels;
  • Devising and submitting annual operation and programme budgets, and monitoring expenses including short and long-term purchases, upgrades, maintenance, and other special equipment and facility technical projects; and
  • Collaborating with Projects Division and District Facilities Services to manage the A&A works, defect items etc. for all performing arts venues.

The ideal candidate should:
1) Possess a recognised university degree or equivalent;
2) Possess a minimum of 20 years of relevant experience in performing arts theatre technical productions and operations, of which 10 years should be in a senior position; theatre planning and other technical field experience is preferred;
3) Have direct experience working in performing arts facilities or professional entertainment venues, and have extensive local knowledge in theatre management including best market practices and techniques;
4) Have extensive knowledge of theatrical systems, including lighting, sound, rigging, AV / Video etc.
5) Possess effective organisation and time management skills, and is capable of working on multiple projects / tasks simultaneously; and
6) Have excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Chinese (Cantonese).

Please send in your application letter along with your CV outlining your suitability for the role, expected salary and earliest availability on or before 28 February 2020.

Applications will be considered until the post is filled.
Please quote the name of the position to:
Jenny Chung/Johnson Chow
Korn Ferry
15/F., St. George’s Building, 2 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong
or apply via WKCDA-TPD@kornferry.com

Applicants who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation about four weeks from the submission of an application.
Data collected will only be used for job application processing. All related information will be kept up to 24 months and all personal data will be destroyed afterwards.

For more information, please visit
http://careers.westkowloon.hk/jobsearch/ or contact Jenny Chung/Johnson Chow of Korn Ferry at +852 2971 2700